Healthy & Tasty!

Gourmet hand crafted ice cream using only the highest quality ingredients. We create the best fresh gourmet ice cream right in front of you using a traditional Ecuadorian wok called a “PAILA”.

The “twist” involves using only fresh milk, cream, fruits, and veggies from nearby farms, combined with traditional Ecuadorian flavors and fruits to create a fresh and healthy ice cream cup. We are also proud to offer delicious dairy free and gluten free flavors!

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about us


In 2009, my husband and I started with a business idea. It was to create artisan handcrafted ice cream.
We opened our first store in 2012 in Ecuador as Dulce Placer Heladeria by Ana Garcia. Our dream was to have a unique ice cream parlor in Ecuador where people could visit and enjoy healthy ice cream.
We created more than 600 flavors. We love to prepare rare and exotic combinations, our main ingredients being love, care, and passion. It brings us joy to see families happily tasting our creations. Our hard work and friendly attitudes have contributed to the success of our business.
In 5 years, we have achieved many business goals and have participated in important events and festivals in Ecuador.

Many dignitaries such as local authorities, US Ambassadors, diplomats and reporters from many countries have been there in “La Ronda”. The results were hailed by many visitors. Several newspapers and magazines praised innovation and a new taste was born. Gourmet Ice Cream with an Ecuadorian flavor.

In 2017, our goal was establish our business in the Unite States. We moved to Virginia, where we are continuing to build our brand, “SWEET TWIST OF ECUADOR”.
In June, we will participate in Summer Fancy Food New York 2017, as our major event in the USA. We will also be a vendor at Farmers Markets in Alexandria and Arlington.


Our flavors are made using fresh ingredients with seasonal fruits combination. We do small batches suitable for every taste and dietary restriction.
We offer ice cream flavors with ancient super food from Ecuador like: QUINOA, AMARANTO, CHIA, SEEDS, MACA, FLAX SEEDS, TURMERIC, SPIRULINA, CACAO NIBS. We add spices and real fruit, all 100% fruit, natural and real.
Sweet Twist of Ecuador has over 600 DAIRY FREE, GLUTEN FREE, AND WITH MILK AND CREAM. We plan them out week by week.

Where we are

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• USA •

Old Town North Farmer’s Market

Montgomery Park Parking lot
901 North Royal St. Alexandria VA
Thursday 3pm – 8pm Year Round

Four Mille Run Farmer’s Market

4109 Mount Vernon St. Alexandria VA 22305
Sundays 9am – 1pm
Arlington Courthouse Farmer’s Market

N. 14th St and N. Courthouse Rd.
Saturdays 8am – Noon

(times will vary)


dulce placer • ECUADOR •
DULCE PLACER “LA RONDA” Guayaquil 925 y Juan de Dios Morales 2do piso. Quito

San Pedro de Taboada Av. Mariana de Jesús y Agustín Miranda

Av. Guayas frente a la entrada principal de la Escuela Politécnica del Ejercito (ESPE)

FOOD TRUCK for your events, private parties, or festival. CALL US +593 9 99930920

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contact us

If you are planning a private party, hosting any school or office event Sweet Twist can be there right at your door.
You and your guests can have fun at a PAILA SHOW, where everyone can try to make their own ice cream.
Just CONTACT US and experience something different.

We are constantly innovating on the way we do things.
So please send us your email to keep in touch

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